Why Don’t Christians Shoot Up Insulting Magazines? Because They’re Christians

Amy K. Hall does a great job of putting into words something that everyone knows deep down: The reason you never hear about Christians seeking violent revenge against people who insult God is that Christians worship a God who blessed mankind by humbling Himself. Insults are just part of the gig: God accomplished His purpose through the weakness, suffering, humiliation, and even More …

The World’s Most Persecuted Group

Guess who?

From Islam to Christianity

How does someone raised as a devout Muslim end up becoming an evangelical Christian? And does that change make him more or less likely to wear a turtleneck with a sports jacket? (He doesn’t really address that, but I wonder.) Let Nabeel Qureshi, who has more guts than I will ever dream about having, explain: (Via Justin Taylor)

Arab Christians in the Holy Land

The WSJ highlights Arab Christians in Israel who are organizing to better support the Jewish state: But now, an informal grass-roots movement, prompted in part by the persecution of Christians elsewhere in the region since the Arab Spring, wants to cooperate more closely with Israeli Jewish society—which could mean a historic change in attitude toward the Jewish state. “Israel is More …

I’ll Miss Comedy When It’s Gone

Conan O’Brien steps out of line ever so slightly and gets a taste of the political correctness enforcement buzz saw. From Business Insider: Friday evening, O’Brien posted a joke about Marvel’s new Muslim female superhero — Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Muslim girl from New Jersey who transforms into Ms. Marvel after she’s suddenly bestowed with special powers — that has More …

Eddie Romero Is One Ballsy Preacher

Think you’re bold for Jesus? Well, have you ever snuck into Iran to protest for the release of Iranian Christians who had been imprisoned for their faith? Eddie Romero has: Pastor Romero protested in front of Iran’s notorious Evin prison on Monday, chanting “Let my people go.” Prison officials detained Romero and it is unclear where he is located. According More …

Besmirching the Name "Aslan"

Justin Taylor has a round-up of reviews for Zealot, that book about Jesus that’s causing such a stir, written by Reza Aslan. (I’m sorry, I know Aslan. I’ve read about Aslan. And you, sir, are no Aslan.) If you’re looking for pointed criticisms about the book, you’ll find them here, including stuff like this: Aslan repeatedly presents highly unlikely interpretations More …

Happy Monday! Christianity Doomed in Britain!

The London Telegraph reports on changing demographics in our mother country: A new analysis of the 2011 census shows that a decade of mass immigration helped mask the scale of decline in Christian affiliation among the British-born population – while driving a dramatic increase in Islam, particularly among the young.  It suggests that only a minority of people will describe More …

It’s Not About the Movie

GetReligion on the shallowness and stupidity of trying to appease Islamists by punishing people who make movies they don’t like: Probably the most annoying thing I personally feel about all of the unbelievably focused outrage directed at the “movie” as the “spark,” “catalyst” or “trigger” for the riots is the way it makes Muslim rioters seem less than human, as More …

Christianity and Islam

Via Justin Taylor, a series of videos from Michael Horton discussing Christianity and Islam. Here’s the first:

Middle Eastern Christians—Increasingly an Oxymoron

Speaking of internationally vanishing Christianity (see below), Rich Lowery points out that upheavals in Iraq and now Egypt have been especially bad news for the Christian populations there: Before the invasion, roughly 1.4 million Christians lived in Iraq. About half of them have fled, with many more sure to follow. For a community that dates back almost to the inception More …

Obama’s Religion

A shocking survey reveals that when you have a Muslim father and a Muslim step-father, attend Islamic school as a child, then become president and do things like fall all over yourself to win favor in the Middle East and instruct NASA that their number one priority is Muslim outreach, then, as crazy as it might seem, some people might More …

Christian Freedom International on NASA’s New Mission

Christian Freedom International is an organization that supports persecuted Christians around the world, and being experts on persecution that they are, they aren’t too keen on NASA’s new Muslim self-esteem initiative: While the backlash from [NASA Administrator] Bolden’s comments have come from a variety of sources, including former NASA head Michael Griffin and Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan, CFI is most More …

Going Head-to-Head with Islam

That’s what Ayaan Hirsi Ali recommends.  And she knows something about it, because she’s been living under a fatwa since she renounced the religion in 2001. I haven’t heard a bolder plan for evangelizing the Muslim world from any missionary organization than I read in her interview with Macleans. Q: One of your more startling arguments in Nomad is that More …

The Muslim Iwo Jima

Rod Dreher has one word for the proposal to build a mega-mosque near Ground Zero: insane. Of course it is wrong to blame all Muslims for 9/11. But why on earthrub salt in the wounds of the 9/11 dead by allowing a mosque to go injust two blocks from where jihadists incinerated or crushed over 2,700innocent victims, in service of More …

"For It"

(Via Ace) David Horowitz does question-and-answer with a student at UC San Diego dressed in her best “Lil’ Arafat” getup.  She is woefully outclassed; in spite of the fact that Horowitz has been giving these talks for years and coping with the nuttiest, most hateful loons that modern academia can throw at him (which is saying something), she thinks she More …

Franklin Graham is Not So Easy to Ditch

Image by roberthuffstutter via Flickr A couple of days ago I linked to the story about Franklin Graham being disinvited from the National Day of Prayer service at the Pentagon because he had made some less-than-complementary comments about Muslims. Well, Graham demonstrated that he doesn’t need any stinking invitation to pray by showing up at the Pentagon anyway: Evangelist Franklin More …